Courtship dance, swan pair, West Park boating lake

Courtship dance, swan pair, West Park boating lake

Courtship dance: a swan pair on West Park boating lake swim in parallel, mirroring each others movements. This was only a short manoeuvre, possibly the species equivalent of a first date. A more extended version of such a routine is the prelude to the mating of a swam pair (they are lifetime monogamous).